If there is one thing with which all of Hollywood could agree is that Beyonce is anything but original. After being heralded as the next Tina Turner by Kanye West and the second coming of Michael Jackson by her husband Jay-Z, the singer has been cast in the molds of two other great artists – Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.
Speaking to Les Inrocks about his upcoming projects, Clint Eastwood revealed a fascination with Beyonce, with whom he will be working in the upcoming remake of ‘A Star is Born’. The noted director claimed that she offered to “write” material for the movie’s soundtrack but he intends to introduce her to the fundamentals of Jazz music so that she could realize her potential to become the next Fitzgerald or Vaughan.
Peep what the ol’ gunslinger had to say about Bey-Bey:
“She asked if she could write stuff for the movie, I said yes, great. But I also told her I would make one or two things very classical. Still classicism. But I don’t want Beyonce to be too classic! She has a superb voice. She could become a new Sarah Vaughan or the next Ella Fitzgerald. She has the same class. I dont know if she knows their music, but I intend to do a good education for the movie!”
Wow, we’re not sure about this one Clint. There is no doubt that Beyonce is immensely talented, but Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn??
What do you think about vaunted comments?
Do you think Bey-Bey has sticky fingers or is she just paying homage to those that she admires??
Hit the next pages for a brief overview of some of the Beyonce moments that were “inspired” by other artists.
Bey speaks on her “inspiration” for the choreography in the “Single Ladies” video.
German choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker also “hated” on momma Bey-Bey for copying being inspired by her ballet saying, “I’m not mad, but this is plagiarism. This is stealing. It’s a bit rude.”.
Sounds mad to us…
In another example, Beyonce was attacked after her 2011 Billboard Performace which mirrored a 2010 performance from Italian pop star Lorella Cuccarini.
The allegations continued to pile up when Bey’s video for “Love On Top” was released and people began to speculate that she “borrowed” ideas from the New Edition video for “If It Isn’t Love”.
In ANOTHER instance, Bey was said to have taken the ENTIRE “robot” idea for her 2007 BET Awards performance from British pop icon Kylie Minogue.
(Long intro, hit the 2:25 mark to see Beyonce’s “inspiration”)